Posted September 25, 2018 by David Latham in Feature

Rocket League Season 9 with Hot Wheels Begins Now

Psyonix has just wrapped up season 8 of Rocket League and players can now log in and collect their ranked rewards, thus commencing Rocket League season 9.

Rocket League season 9 introduces the new Hot Wheels DLC to celebrate 50 years of Hot Wheels. Players will find a new Hot Wheels arena, flag, banner and wheels, and a new game mode called Hot Wheels Rivals which is available in every mode except ranked.

Check out the full Rocket League Season 9 patch notes after the drop!

Rocket League Season 9 Shots

Rocket League Season 9 Patch Notes:

Competitive Season 8

  • Competitive Season 8 has ended. Titles and items will be awarded for your highest rank achieved during the season. Season 8 Rewards are custom, non-tradeable Rocket Boosts

  • Receiving Season 8 Rewards is also contingent upon successful completion of Season Reward Levels

  • Reward Rocket Boosts:

    – Bronze I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Bronze’ Rocket Boost
    – Silver I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Silver’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
    – Gold I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Gold’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
    – Platinum I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Platinum’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
    – Diamond I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Diamond’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
    – Champion I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Champion’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
    – Grand Champion – ‘Season 8 Grand Champion’ in-game Title + all Season 8 Rocket Boosts

Competitive Season 9

  • Competitive Season 9 has begun

    – Season 9 brings a “soft reset” that requires you to do placement matches in each playlist to recalibrate
    – Winning half of your placement matches will land you near your previous season ranking
    – League Rankings will be temporarily empty until players complete their placement matches

  • Ranked Extra Modes

    – Ranked Playlists for 3v3 Dropshot, 2v2 Hoops, 3v3 Rumble and 3v3 Snow Day are now available under the Extra Modes tab in the Playlist Menu
    – You will have a unique MMR for each Playlist
    – You will be required to complete ten placement matches before obtaining a Rank in each Playlist
    – All Ranked Extra Mode Playlists will contribute to your Season Reward Level
    – Extra Modes have been removed from the Casual Playlist tab
    – You will have the option to hide your Rank in the new Ranked Extra Modes Playlists
    – Ranked Extra Modes will not have leaderboards for Season 9


  • The post-match XP screen has been shortened and can now be skipped, bringing you right to the End Match screen and lobby

  • Consecutive Match Bonus has been increased from 50 XP to 200 XP

  • Weekly Win Bonus has been changed from a multiplier to a flat amount of 2,500 XP per eligible win


  • Discord button has been added to the News Panel

    – Clicking this button will minimize Rocket League and take you to, where you can join the official Rocket League Discord server



  • Fixed issue where focus could be lost when closing party chat panel with controller

  • Details window now appears in trades with only one item

  • Older Replays recorded on Farmstead no longer crash the client

  • Fixed a bug with bot behavior related to air dodge, rolling and ball strikes

  • ‘Best of the Bunch,’ ‘Squad Goals,’ ‘New Challenger’ and ‘Together is Better’ Achievements/Trophies now work as intended

  • Club invites no longer block a player’s view while trading

  • Checking the ‘Friends Only’ League Rankings now shows all friends


  • RLCS Fan Rewards Decals may not show all details in the trade window

  • ‘Megabat’ Decal may cover trim on Painted Car Bodies

  • Some Competitive pop-up messages may not reference Ranked Extra Modes when they are supposed to

  • Titanium White and Grey ‘Binary’ Painted Trails may look similar

  • During a trade, selecting, removing and re-selecting an item from an inventory stack may cause the check mark to disappear

  • [macOS] Game may close after startup if a controller is connected and ‘PlayStation Configuration Support’ is enabled

  • [Switch] Removing and re-adding a splitscreen user to the party will hide the first player in the party roster

  • [Steam] ‘People Person’ Achievement/Trophy may not unlock for some players

Rocket League is available on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One platforms. Head to the official Rocket League website for more information.

David Latham

David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Group of Eight university, but only uses his very unique set of skills writing about video games. By day he's a stay-at-home dad, by night he's literally Batman. Where does he find the time?